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Almost 400 support staff are on strike at Sligo University Hospital today. SIPTU members are out in force in Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals this afternoon over a pay dispute. Patients can expect disruptions to a wide variety of services including surgeries, inpatient and outpatient procedures. The dispute centres on…

Over 500 hospital support staff across the north west region will ballot for strike action next month in a dispute over pay. The issue centres on ‘The Support Staff Job Evaluation’ scheme which looks at certain roles and establishes whether pay rises is warranted. The scheme was agreed in 2015…

Irish Rail staff with SIPTU and the NBRU have accepted a pay deal recommended by the Labour Court. It allows for a 7.5 percent pay hike for workers over 3 years. The Labour Court intervened following a series of 24 hour rail strikes. In a statement the NBRU says it…

Bus drivers on the picket line in Sligo say they are not hopeful that anything will be achieved at today’s Labour Court hearing. Talks aimed at resolving the Bus Eireann dispute have broken down overnight. Unions say they offered 18 million euro in savings to the company – but that…

SIPTU is to ballot school bus drivers at Bus Éireann for industrial and strike action due to the threat to their jobs resulting from the wider crisis in the company. The National School Bus Drivers Committee decided to commence the process of balloting its members in support of their colleagues…

The work stoppage by SIPTU ambulance workers planned for next Monday has been suspended. There had been fears that the planned four-hour stoppage, which was to have started at 8 o’clock in the morning, would have caused major disruption to patients and services. But, for now at least, the work…